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The Shelley Irwin Show Podcast for 2-9-24

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Muskegon Public Schools, an event at Ford Field for Crohn's Disease, the book Make it Last, Super Bowl food safety, and Blandford Nature Center

Muskegon Public Schools launches a community perception survey, an online questionnaire serving as an initial tactic in a larger strategy to shape the future of the district. We talk to Superintendent Matt Cortez, MPS committed to providing the best possible education for its students.

Ford Field will be busy this Saturday, raising funds and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis. Ford’s North American Ford Production System Manager Theron McGee has Crohn’s disease, sharing his challenges and joys. This competition in an annual flag football fundraiser between Ford team members will set a record in donations and participating teams.

Author Dr. Sandra Upton pays tribute to Black History Month, discussing her book on DEI, Make It Last: A Roadmap and Practical Strategies for How to Do DEI, a book for anyone working to advance DEI locally, statewide, or regionally. Upton has worked with Fortune 500 companies around the world and is based in West Michigan.


Watch your food during your Super Bowl gathering. A US Department of Agriculture’s food safety specialist talks about being safe with what you serve, including be safe with takeout food, follow the 2 hour rule, plus use a food thermometer. And don’t forget to watch the game.

Blandford Nature Center offers free admission for this entire month of February, a great opportunity for people across West Michigan and beyond to explore the outdoors and enjoy the winter season at no cost. Sydney Quillian with comments about this backyard treasure and why this free angle.

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Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The Shelley Irwin Show, a news magazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast at 9 a.m., features a wide variety of local and national news makers, plus special features.
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